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Some of France’s most important wine regions - Loire Valley, Champagne, and Burgundy - are all within a day’s drive from Paris. Bien sur the culture practically dictates that people drink all sorts of wine in Parisian cafés, restaurants, and bars and purchase them in the city’s wine shops. But it is a little known fact that wine is actually produced within the city limits, in Montmartre. It’s just off the city street, surrounded by buildings, in the same district as such iconic structures as the Basilica de Sacré Coeur and Moulin Rouge. It is so obscure that even the most frequent visitor to Paris would exclaim “incroyable!” upon learning of its existence. 

Le Clos Montmartre is the last of the once multitude of vineyards situated on the hill, which were first planted by the Romans. There was once a temple dedicated to Bacchus standing there. In the 12th century, the Benedictines continued to produce wine at an abbey that was later destroyed during Read more »

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  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • By the time I pay for a ticket to London, I should probably just go the rest of ... I love France, and I love Paris probably more than any city, but for a country, a cuisine, diversity of wine (and at a price I can afford), I think it's Italy for me. Do report back--esp since I continue to search through the vast stacks of Bordeaux for somethin... Read More

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  • Other movies with wine as a major thematic element--haven't seen a couple ... be unmakable now)Midnight in Paris (winetasting scene)Killer BeesSilence of the Lambs (for that single, classic line)The Kids Are AlrightBabette's FeastBlood and WineDisclosureDracula (another good line, especially with that Lugosi delivery)The Muppet MovieThe Parent... Read More

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  • As I'm thinking back on cab prices in the past I also recall Sebastiani. It ... the likes of the Judgment of Paris and the intense PR and marketing efforts that followed it, as well as Mondavi marketing initiatves. Somewhere in there might also come behind-the-scenes machinations by the Wine Institute and a few others, followed by the entrance ... Read More

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  • Clos du Val Zinfandel 1979


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    Wine review by mark

  • Clos du Val Zinfandel 1979


    Aged but still surprisingly fruity with bright red cherry flavors, and alive. exhibiting lots of tobacco, mushroom , and rust on the nose and palate. This remains quite fresh in the mouth, if fully resolved, with a strong return of cherry on the finish. More than a passing resemblance to a Grenache heavy blend here, something provencal like but... Read More

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  • We are very pleased to have you join us, Susimar.  Believe me, we will be ... what wines you enjoyed in Paris,  it is most helpful to hear what wines you like.  It may be that your trip to Paris was whirlwind, and you really don't remember what you had.  In that case tell us what wines exhibited the characteristics that you don't like.  That m... Read More

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  • Welcome to you. So you enjoyed a trip to Paris? I have been there on my motorbike several times. What red wines were you served there? Read More

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  • I am very new to wine! Fell in love with the red wines in Paris. Still searching for that smooth, almost like water, quality to a red wine without breaking the bank.I'm kind of annoyed with the spicy/cinnamon finish to wines I've tried lately. I don't care for sweet, but I don't care for dry, either.  Thank you for letting me on! Susie Read More

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  • We are here in Sonoma , from Northern Virginia. Familiar with most of these ... ... a local imitation of the Paris tasting from the 70's. Could be interesting!&nbs Read More

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  • Freemark Abbey was actually quite good back in the late '60s, all through ... ... in the 1976 Judgment of Paris where they took 10th place, amongst some very heavyweight competition. Will post those results, fully expecting the formatting to go awry... ;-( For the reds, then the whites:RankGradeWineVintageOrigin1.14.14Stag's Leap Wine Cellars... Read More

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